Skip to comments.New Healey ad links Patrick record to women's fears of rape
Posted on 10/18/2006 7:12:18 PM PDT by Panerai
Kerry Healey, struggling to close a gender gap with Democratic rival Deval Patrick, is unveiling a scathing new television ad linking Patrick's past efforts to seek parole for a convicted rapist with womens' fears of being attacked.
The ad is drawing fire from women who support Patrick and victim advocates who said the Republican candidate for governor is pandering to women's fears in an attempt to draw votes and is ignoring the fact that the vast number of sexual assaults are committed by relatives or acquaintances, not strangers.
The ad, set to begin airing on Thursday, features grainy images of a woman walking alone in a deserted parking garage and is shot from the perspective of a potential stalker or assailant while a female narrator asks "Have you ever heard a woman compliment a rapist?"
The ad includes a clip of a television interview during which Patrick described LaGuer as "eloquent" and "thoughtful." LaGuer was convicted of holding hostage and raping a 59-year-old neighbor in 1983. Patrick supported LaGuer's efforts to seek a DNA test, which later confirmed his guilt, after which Patrick dropped his support.
The ad concludes with the narrator saying: "Deval Patrick, he should be ashamed -- not governor."
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
LaGuer was convicted of holding hostage and raping a 59-year-old neighbor in 1983.
Eh, looks like the rapist was an aquantance after all, thanks NOW for making our point.
This is a great ad. People in MA are blindly supporting Deval Patrick because of who he is (black, Democrat, Clintonian) rather than his actions or positions on issues (drivers licenses and in-state tuition for illegal aliens; not complying with the voter mandated tax rollback). This morning a Deval supporter called into a talk show to defend Patrick on the soft on crime issue. The host asked him if he had read the articles in the Boston Globe. The answer was no.
The more this goes on, the more Deval's lead shrinks....
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